Marksteen Adamson

Founding Partner

During his career Marksteen has become highly regarded within the branding industry. With a reputation for being an inspiring creative strategist, Marksteen was Global Creative Director of Interbrand, before making the move to set up ASHA in 2002.

Mike Horne

Managing Director

One of the founding partners of ASHA, Mike has enjoyed a 25 year career in marketing and brand development. After seven years on the client side, working with the Financial Services Brands of BAT (Eagle Star, Threadneedle and Allied Dunbar), Mike moved to Brann – where he became the Managing Director…

Louise Arthur

Commercial Director

One of the founding partners of ASHA, Louise has over 25 years’ experience in the field of branding and design. Having gained experience at Design Bridge and Wolff Olins she has worked on a number of projects and programmes for clients including Price Waterhouse Coopers…

Simon Dryland

Design Director

With over 25 years’ experience in branding, Simon originally worked with Marksteen at Pentagram Design, before going on to produce award winning work at a number of other London agencies, including HGV. He has worked across a wide range of sectors for clients including: Accenture, Astra Zeneca, British Library, Three…

Anne Beech

Finance Manager

With over 25 years’ experience as a Management Accountant, Anne has spent the last ten years at ASHA looking after Finance, HR, Equipment and anything contractual. Her desire to help with anything – from proof reading to vehicle maintenance makes her a valued member of the team…

Hannah Mapleston

Account Manager

After graduating with a first-class honours from Aston Buisness School, Hannah joined ASHA in 2011. Since then she has been an enthusiastic and invaluable member of the team; bringing her intellect and positive and calm attitude to the management of branding programmes for clients including, Agrii, ERS and YMCA…

Freya-Marie Saleh

Studio Manager

Having graduated from the University of Leicester with a BA Hons. in English, Freya worked in insurance and as a volunteer for the British Heart Foundation before joining ASHA in March 2017. Her calming and positive attitude is a great asset for the studio and Freya provides much needed support for both the project management and creative sides of the business…

Lizzie Botterill


Before joining ASHA in November 2017, Lizzie graduated from Falmouth University with a BA (Hons) in Graphic Design. Since joining the team, Lizzie has brought her fresh enthusiasm and cheerful attitude to the studio…

Scott McGuffie

Deputy Creative Director

With 20 years’ experience in branding, Scott’s award winning career began in his final year at University when he won a silver in the D&AD Students award. Working at Interbrand and The Partners prior to joining ASHA, Scott has worked on large branding programmes for Barclays, HM Samuel, Standard Life…